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- Publication date
- ca. 1945
- Public Domain
Illustrates the use of radar on a dramatized mission over Japan.
World War II Electronic warfare Aircraft
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
- Closed captioning
- United States
- ca. 1945
- Run time
Subject: Award Winning Narrator
"During World War II, Kennedy served from 1943 to 1945 in the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) making aviation training films, both as a narrator and an actor."
Subject: Who was that masked man?
Subject: Just Kidding! Ha! Ha!
Back to the radar part for a bit. I actually found this part to be quite interesting. We follow a bombing campaign from the briefing, where all of the people shown look totally hyped for combat. We then follow the radarman on the plane ÃÂa mysterious fellow who you didnÃÂt know much about, or the equipment he uses, until now.ÃÂ I never they held so much intrigue! A brief description of radar follows, and how theyÃÂll be giving the cue for any bomb, ÃÂincluding nuclearÃÂ. Which was surprising to me at the time, as I never knew they were divulging info about this at that time. Soon after, the bombs are dropped! Hoo-ray! Destroy all Japs!
The film suddenly, well stops, with Joe from the War Bomds department sitting at a desk saying, weÃÂve shown you this film to give you an idea of what itÃÂs like to be at war! The kids that were doing this are now at home now! They need the help of war bonds! So, what we have here, is a very very bad cheat. Sort of like Jam Handy saying one thing, but meaning another, but this seems a tiny bit more scummier and below the belt, especially coming from the armed forces.
Subject: Buy War Bonds
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